- Rights Report: Week of January 13, 2020
Emilia Rhodes at HMH has acquired, at auction, The Ravens by Kass Morgan (l.) and Danielle Paige, first in a series about two girls in a southern sorority where the powerful, seemingly perfect sisters are keeping a secret—they're all witches.
- How to Be a Ghostwriter
When my agent, Anita Diamant, who represented Andrews, proposed I try to keep the books alive, I studied every published Andrews novel to capture her essence, syntax, vocabulary, and unique approach to character.
- Terry McMillan, Thwarter of Book Biz Gatekeepers, Has a New Novel
The book spent months on bestseller lists, and, according to McMillan’s agent, Molly Friedrich at the Friedrich Agency, her books have sold, in total, roughly 15 million copies worldwide.
- Lily King Writes a Novel of Budding Artistry
Her agent, Julie Barer of the Book Group, says, “When I finished reading Writers & Lovers, I was glad I hadn’t seen it before.
- WI15: Adult Authors to Meet
More than 130 adult and children’s authors and illustrators will be attending this year’s Winter Institute.
- Writing a Dynamic Duo: Spotlight on Peter Riva
He works as a literary agent with the New York–based International Transactions.
- Writers to Watch Spring 2020
Nguyen’s agent, Sarah Bowlin, says, “When he mentioned shyly over drinks a couple years ago that he had been writing a novel—on the subway!
- The Ongoing Journey of M.B. Goffstein's Oeuvre
The books’ return to print is due to the efforts of Edite Kroll, Goffstein’s former editor, longtime literary agent, and close friend; and David Allender, the author’s husband and current publisher of David R.
- Religion and Spirituality Book Deals: January 8, 2020
Agent Sheryl Fullerton sold world rights to IVP’s associate publisher Cindy Bunch to Stabile’s The Dynamic Power of the Enneagram.
- Obituary: Clay Winters
Literary agent Doug Whiteman, who served as president of Penguin Young Readers Group for more than a decade beginning in 1994, and later as executive v-p of business operations for the Penguin Group, paid tribute to his colleague with these words: “Clay was a good and wise man who alway
- PW’s Top News Stories of 2019
Audible Caption Proposal Called Copyright InfringementWhen word began circulating in July that Audible was developing a new program called Captions to run text alongside its audiobooks, publishers, agents, and authors all called the proposal copyright infringement.
- Apple Books Category Bestsellers, December 29, 2019
Assassin Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #7) by Jack Mars - 9781094303710 - (Jack Mars) 16.
- Memoir, Uninterrupted
If an author has a strong platform and a compelling voice, agents and editors can get very excited about his or her memoir.
- Fall 2019 Flying Starts: Brittney Morris
Slay received overwhelming #PitMad attention, and from there, Morris queried some agents who had expressed interest, as well as a short list of dream agents that included Quressa Robinson at the Nelson Literary Agency.
- Fall 2019 Flying Starts: Katy Rose Pool
“I had breakfast with other people who were represented by my agent, and I couldn’t say anything about the deal.